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 It sounds like a bulldozer falling out of the sky and landing on your face – Stereogum

Typecaste has built a slow but loyal following based on strong live performances and an utterly bloodthirsty take on hardcore. – The Hard Times

The Long Island, New York/Boston, Massachusetts-based quintet don’t sound like they’re attempting to mimic the attitude of one generation of hardcore or another, but rather combine the most effective parts of the genre’s many phases into something heavy-handed and deadly. – Kerrang

…a dual-vocal attack over thick, chugging, heavy-as-brick riffs. – BrooklynVegan

Boston and Long Island metallic hardcore outfit, TYPECASTE, debuted their new record Between Life in full today alongside an interview with The Hard Noise, ahead of the release this Friday, February 7th, via Flatspot Records. Across the 12-minute run time, Between Life, expands well beyond TYPECASTE’s traditional hardcore beginnings, incorporating tinges of 90’s rock and metalcore with their colossal production. The rhythmic dynamics of their push and pull songwriting are displayed in full-force, while lyrically the band reflects on meditation, transitional states, and death as a motivation for change. Between Life is available to stream on Bandcamp ahead of the full release on February 7th and pre-orders for the EP are available here.

A devastating live force, TYPECASTE can be seen on tour across the United States with SANCTION, SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY, and VAMACHARA from February 14th until March 21st.


TYPECASTE is a five-piece metallic hardcore outfit formed in 2017. With members hailing from the hardcore scenes of both Boston and Long Island, the band has a firm foundation in the impactful and aggressive hardcore local to those regions, with an added dose of pummeling 90s alt-metal intensity that elevates their music into hitherto uncharted territory. The band features members of Rain of Salvation, Soul Provider, and Hell of Self, and has toured alongside the most prominent acts in contemporary metalcore, such as Vein, Jesus Piece, and Tourniquet.

After releasing a demo in 2017 and the EP Creature of Habit in 2018, TYPECASTE return with their most transcendent work to date — Between Life, due out on Flatspot Records in 2020. Beyond Life is a four-track EP that tows the line between hardcore and metalcore so creatively that simple genre tags are inadequate to describe their sound. These newest tracks are perhaps more influenced by Crowbar, Nothingface, and Deftones than Hatebreed with their massive production, thoughtful lyrics, and anthemic clean vocals; yet somehow, TYPECASTE never loses their punk perspective and traditional hardcore aggression, and blend the two styles with an ease and confidence that is rare in any band, let alone such a young one.

Lyrically, Between Life ponders the spaces between life and death — such as sleep, meditation, paralysis, and near-death experience — and revels in the hallucinatory limbo that such spaces create. Dizzying song structures and dissonant guitar harmonies reflect this uncomfortable parapsychosis, finally culminating in the closing track “Under the Wreath” which can be construed as an end to the madness, whether through normalcy restored, or through death’s final release. However various listeners may classify or understand this monolith of metallic hardcore, they will surely all agree that it represents a major accomplishment and a massive leap forward for both TYPECASTE and the genre at large.

Typecaste Tour Dates w/ Sanction, Seeyouspacecowboy, Vamachara
2/14 — Brooklyn, NY — The Kingsland
2/15 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
2/16 — Chapel Hill, NC — Local 506
2/18 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar
2/19 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
2/20 — Jacksonville, FL — Nighthawks
2/21 — Baton Rouge, LA — Mid City Ballroom
2/22 — Houston, TX — Satellite Bar
2/23 — San Antonio, TX — Paper Tiger
2/24 — Dallas, TX — Ruins
2/26 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile Underground
2/27 — Las Vegas, NV — American Legion 8
2/28 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
2/29 — Berkley, CA — 924 Gilman
3/02 — Seattle, WA — Vera Project
3/03 — Vancouver, BC — The Front
3/04 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
3/06 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court
3/07 — Denver, CO — Lost Lake
3/09 — Kansas City, MO — Davey’s Uptown
3/10 — Iowa City, IA — Gabe’s
3/11 — Minneapolis, MN — Whiskey Junction
3/12 — Chicago, IL — Cobra Lounge
3/13 — Detroit, MI — The Sanctuary
3/14 — Toronto, ON — Sneaky Dee’s
3/15 — Montreal, QC — Bar Le Ritz
3/17 — Buffalo, NY — Mohawk Place
3/18 — Albany, NY — Fuze Box
3/19 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
3/20 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge
3/21 — Oakdale, NY — Shaker’s Pub

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